Italian priest tries to livestream coronavirus mass during lockdown but accidentally leaves his filters turned on – The Sun

A PRIEST in Italy has accidentally activated video filters while livestreaming a coronavirus lockdown mass.

Paolo Longo has inadvertently increased his audience by a few million after his hilarious fail went viral.

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The parish priest of the Church of San Pietro and San Benedetto di Polla in Salerno province has been broadcasting mass for his locked down parishioners.

But he accidentally left the Facebook AR filters active during the live stream.

That caused him to appear with animated accessories including a sci-fi helmet, lifting dumbbells and wearing a hat and sunglasses.

The priest had a sense of humour about the mistake, later posting: "Even a laugh is good."

Priests across Italy have taken their services online after the government banned all movement inside their country and closed non-essential businesses in a bid to battle to coronavirus.

Police are being used on the streets to check whether people have a valid reason to be outside.

The country has been on lockdown for two weeks now but the measures continue to get stricter as deaths and infections increase.

Father Longo is not the only one to have suffered a technology fail as we all struggle to adapt to using video to communicate in lockdown.

A clip has emerged showing a man in his underpants apparently video bombing his girlfriend’s conference call, though some have cast doubt on its authenticity.

One definite conference call fail came when woman accidentally filmed herself on the toilet.

The video was released on Saturday showing 11 people on a group conference call.

In the footage a woman, labelled as Jennifer Miles on the Zoom chat, can be seen walking around her house before entering her bathroom.

The video chat then continues as she sits down on the toilet and goes to the bathroom, in front of her colleagues.

The video emerged whilst others who are working from home took to social media to share their fails.


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